SET Beccles

Hours: Full Time To Start – August 2022

Salary: £25,723 - £41,651 based on experience + Leadership Allowance for the right candidate

Closing date: 25/03/2022 09:00

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We are looking to appoint a talented and enthusiastic Teacher of English to join our English Department on a full time basis from August 2022.

You will play an active role in the in the School’s development, and will be working in an environment where you will really make a difference. You must be committed to raising the standard of our students by creative and engaging teaching.

We offer an engaging and exciting Enrichment programme on a Wednesday afternoon. You will have the opportunity to take an active lead or volunteer role within this programme.

We will expect you to embrace our Trust values of: integrity; striving for excellence; collaboration; determination and empowerment.
For more information about our School and trust please visit: https://www.seckfordeducation.org.uk/vacancies/

All applications must be sent to: HR@seckfordeducation.org.uk.
Closing date: 9am on Friday 25 March 2022.

Interviews: w/c 01 April 2022 Our Trust is committed to equal opportunities, to safeguarding and the promotion of the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All staff are expected to share this commitment and undergo the appropriate checks. All positions within the Trust are subject to an enhanced DBS (with list checks) and satisfactory references.

Only applications submitted using the SET application form will be accepted. We do not accept applications by CV. The below documents must be read prior to applying for this role and will be factored into interviews:

  • Keeping Children Safe in Education;
  • SET Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.

Our comprehensive recruitment and selection processes aim to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants. We are equally committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity. We aim for our workforce to be representative of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best. We are committed to providing equality and fairness in our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.

Job Purpose:

Learning and teaching and curriculum delivery in your subject area;
Contributing to the school’s Enrichment programme;
Undertaking the pastoral care of students as a tutor.

Responsibilities:

Learning and Teaching:

  • Undertake a designated programme of teaching as outlined on the school timetable;
  • Teach students inclusively, according to their educational needs through appropriate differentiation and personalisation, including the setting and marking of all class work and coursework carried out by students;
  • Ensure that literacy and numeracy is a central part of planning and learning and teaching for students;
  • Use ICT when relevant to inspire and motivate. Transferable ICT skills must be developed, ensuring students are knowledgeable in developing technologies and equipped for the next stage of their education or work life;
  • Ensure a high quality learning experience for all students, which meets internal and external quality standards;
  • Use a variety of delivery methods which will stimulate learning appropriate to student needs and the demands of the specifications taught;
  • Prepare and update subject materials and share resources across the subject area and via Trust networks, across schools in the Trust;
  • Encourage and be accountable for the highest possible achievement from all students in the classes allocated to you;
  • Contribute to the process of the ordering and allocation of equipment and materials when requested to do so by the Subject Leader;
  • Assist the Subject Leader to identify resource needs and to contribute to the efficient / effective use of physical resources;
  • Review from time to time methods of teaching and programmes of work under the direction of the Subject Leader;
  • Ensure the effective / efficient deployment of classroom support;
  • Assist in the development of appropriate specifications, resources, schemes of work, marking policies and teaching strategies;
  • Plan and prepare lessons to a high standard as set out in the Trust Learning and Teaching Policy;
  • Assist your Subject Leader to ensure that the subject area utilises a range of pedagogical methods which motivates and meets the needs of students;
  • Assist the process of curriculum development and change so as to ensure the continued relevance to the needs of students, examining and awarding bodies and the strategic vision and aims of the Trust.

Assessment and Reporting:

  • Assess, record and report on the attendance, progress, development and attainment of students and to keep such records as are required;
  • Provide, or contribute to, oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual students and groups of students;
  • Undertake assessment of students as requested by external examination bodies, curriculum areas and school procedures;
  • Mark, grade and give written / verbal and diagnostic feedback in line with the school’s emphasis on Assessment for Learning;
  • Communicate effectively with the parents / carers of students as appropriate;
  • Maintain appropriate records and to provide relevant accurate and up-to-date information to the school’s MIS, registers, etc. when required;
  • Complete any relevant documentation to assist in the tracking of students;
  • Track student progress and use information to inform teaching and learning.

Behaviour:

  • Maintain compliant behaviour and behaviour for learning in accordance with the Trust Behaviour Policy, and to encourage good practice with regard to punctuality, standards of work and homework;
  • Recognise and praise the achievement of students in classes assigned to you;
  • Dress professionally and appropriately for teaching;
  • Enforce standards of uniform;
  • Liaise with the Subject Leader and relevant Pastoral Leader to ensure the implementation of the school’s pastoral system.

Communication:

  • Where appropriate, communicate and co-operate appropriately with persons or bodies outside the school;
  • Follow agreed policies for communicating internally and externally to the school;
  • Take part in liaison activities such as Open School, Open Mornings, Parents / carers Consultation Evenings, liaison events with partner schools, etc.;
  • Contribute to the development of effective subject links with external agencies;
  • Work as a team member and contribute positively to effective working relations within the school and across the Trust.

Self-Evaluation

  • Help to implement school quality assurance procedures and to adhere to those;
  • Contribute to the process of monitoring and evaluation of the curriculum area in line with agreed school policies and procedures, including evaluation against quality standards and performance criteria;
  • Take part, as may be required, in the review, development and management of activities relating to the curriculum, organisation and pastoral functions of the school.
  • Engage actively in the Performance Management process;
  • Contribute to the school Raising Achievement Plan and its implementation;
  • Be aware of and ensure that you are contributing to the school meeting the ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ criteria in the Ofsted Evaluation Schedule.

Training:

  • Take part in the school’s staff development programme by participating in arrangements for further training, professional development, observations and in assessing their impact on learning;
  • Continue personal development in the relevant areas including subject knowledge, teaching methods and areas identified in Performance Management;
  • Contribute to school and Trust-wide planning and training activities.

Contribution to the Enrichment Programme
All members of staff are expected to be involved in the Enrichment programme for students, through contributions such as the development of Enrichment activities and programmes, developing and teaching extra qualification courses, supervising students undertaking learning activities, etc.

Wider life of the School and the Trust

  • Play a full part in the life of the school and support the vision and aims of the Trust;
  • Actively promote and implement Trust and school policies and procedures;
  • Be responsible for your own continued professional development, networking with staff in all schools across the Trust;
  • Comply with the Trust Health & Safety Policy and undertake risk assessments as appropriate;
  • Be professional and courteous to colleagues, students, parents / carers, stakeholders, community members, visitors and telephone callers and provide a welcoming environment at all times;
  • Follow the Trust “Code of Conduct for Staff”;
  • Undertake duties as designated on the school Staff Duty Rota;
  • Attend calendared meetings punctually and in the right frame of mind to move the school and the Trust forward;
  • Set appropriate cover work during times of absence.

General Responsibilities

Health and safety

You have a legal duty to take reasonable care of your own health and safety and that of others and you are expected to be familiar with, and adhere to Seckford Education Trust’s Health and Safety Policy.

Child Protection/vulnerable adults statement
Seckford Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You will be expected to support this approach in the context of your role and to adhere to and ensure compliance with the Trust’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times. If in the course of carrying out your duties, you become aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the school you must report any concerns to the appropriate Safeguarding Lead or to the Head of School.

Brand values
Ensure your work, communication and approach conforms to the brand values and house style of the Trust and the wider Seckford Foundation.
Keep up to date, and comply with the Trust’s Rules, Policies and Procedures at all times, as detailed on the School Intranet.

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